February 4, 2013 – Monday

So happy to see the NFL supporting the Fine Arts! Go Baltimore (and everyone who supports the arts…).


Art Foundations: Contour Line Drawings – Self-Portraits, Chapter 8 – Pattern – Sketchbook Experimentation

Can you see how the artist has broken up the face into sections and then defined the planes / direction of the facial parts? Let’s try to figure that out for ourselves.


  1. 3.2 Apply subjects, and ideas in art and use skill to solve visual challenges
  2. 1.2 create portraits that demonstrates an understanding of how your ideas relate to the 1.2.2 techniques of CONTOUR Line Drawings
Contour Line 3 - Frank Korb
Contour Line 3 – Frank Korb
Contour Line 1 - Frank Korb
Contour Line 1 – Frank Korb
Contour Line 2 - Frank Korb
Contour Line 2 – Frank Korb

What is the most challenging aspect of the portrait / line? What emotions have you chosen to represent yourself? Why? What variety of lines do you hope to use in the process of creating your self-portrait?


Drawing: Work on VALUE Scales and Charcoal – Grid Drawings

Chuck Close using ONE VALUE at a time…


  1. (6.3) Use the process of grids and compare it with other disciplines.
  2. (3.4) Evaluate and defend the validity of sources for ideas (grid and portrait)

GREAT LINKS:  Treadwill, Ovdiyenko value examples. Subject Matter…

What is difficult about the process? Make sure your neighbor is correct in the ratio and the measurements. What squares are successful and what squares are not?



What is going well? What is NOT going well? What can you do about it?

“An empty canvas is a living wonder – far lovelier than certain pictures”
– Wassily Kandinsky


  1. (2.1) Form criticism about artworks that accomplish personal or other meanings.
  2. (3.3) describe the creation of images and ideas and explain why they are of value.

What were the biggest impressions you had from the classmate’s works? What were the most difficult things you felt as you presented your work? Conversation between classmates about the 2 questions for your exam. How does this work relate to your concentration?

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